Axis 2018 taps Monkeys Sydney founder

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The Comms Council has announced the appointment of a second international judge for Axis 2018 – he’s Scott Nowell, chief creative officer & co-founder of Sydney indie agency The Monkeys.

He started The Monkeys with Mark Green and Justin Drape in June 2006. In 2012 the trio also started design company Maud along with David Park. In 10 years they’ve grown from three founders to 120+ employees.

Nowell has judged numerous award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, AWARD, MADC, Caxtons, Cannes Young Lions and has been a keynote speaker at the Caxtons, Semi-Permanent, and AWARD. The Monkeys have won over 200 creative awards at every major award show.

He has written and directed award winning short films, documentaries, web and television series, including teaming with Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to create, write and produce the critically acclaimed comedy drama :30 Seconds, nominated in the 2010 Logies, the AFI Awards and The Australian Writers Guild Awards.

He has written and produced long-form brand-funded content for major brands such as Telstra and Ubank, and script edited and produced the ABC Documentary Art Irritates Life on the story of cult art movement and surf brand Mambo.

Droga5 man already aboard
As 2017 came to a close, the Comms Council unveiled its first international Axis 2018 judge – Droga5 New York creative partner Duncan Marshall.

The Axis Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 8 March in Auckland. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 20 February.

But the deadline is already closing in – early entries close this Tuesday 23 January, with a late entry deadline of Thursday 25 January.

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